Persecution in Venezuela: Nicolás Maduro's regime disqualifies five more opponents from public office

The Nicolás Maduro regime disqualified five other opponents from public office

The Comptroller General of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro has been reined in by the regime, disqualifying four opponents, including a mayor, from holding “any public office.” 15 yearsAs well as another anti-chavista for a period 12 monthsThis Wednesday will be available on the company's website.

Those allowed up to The year is 2039 He is the mayor of the municipality El Hatillo (State of Miranda, North), Elias SayeghFormer Deputy Thomas Guanypa and former mayors Josie Fernandez And Carlos OcarisWhile former Member of Parliament Juan Carlos Caldera He was disqualified for “12 months”.

Of the five, Guanipa, Ocariz and Caldera Party members Justice first (PJ), intervened on Monday Supreme Court He was expelled from the organization in 2020 due to the allegations, handing control to presidential candidate José Prieto (TSJ). Corruption.

President of PJ, MARIA BEATRIZ MARTINEZThese new disqualifications — which will be announced as the country prepares to hold presidential elections on July 28 — mean “A new spontaneity“Savista “by the regime.”

Guanipa, Okaris and Caldera are members of the Primero Justicia (PJ) party, which intervened in the Supreme Court (REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria).

The regime works that way, knowing that July 28 is the expiry date. Our goal is to fight for a Venezuela where these injustices do not occur and where there is a true rule of law.said the leader.

B.J. Since then, the two-time presidential candidate has been disqualified Henrique Capriles, He cannot hold public office until 2032, a sanction approved in January by the Supreme Court that responds to the interests of the dictatorship.

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Justice first The main opposition party is part of the coalition Democratic United Platform (PUD), which selected ex-ambassador Edmundo Gonzalez Urrutia As its presidential candidate, instead Maria Corina Machado -who won the primaries last October- is ineligible to hold elected office.

The Controller's Office page did not mention the reasons for disqualification of these four opponents.

The president of Primero Justicia, María Beatriz Martínez, promised that these new disqualifications would mean “a new arbitrariness” on the part of the Chavista “regime” (EFE/ Ronald Peña).

Unity opposition candidate Edmondo González Urrutia expressed his solidarity with those admitted.

“We reject the new disqualifications of the Comptroller General's office, which is yet another example of the urgent need to restore the rule of law in our country,” X's former ambassador said.

On the same social network, two-time presidential candidate Henrique Gabriels accused Nicolás Maduro of using the comptroller's office. Administrative division of his oppressive and undemocratic vision”.

New illegal and unconstitutional disqualifications against colleagues without any crime, but, more seriously, without the right to defense.“, the opposition revealed, predicting that in the July 28 presidential election, “millions” would vote to oust Chavismo from power in 1999.

Unity opposition candidate Edmondo Gonzalez Urrutia expressed his solidarity with those admitted.

Similarly, the Primero Justicia (PJ) party, of which three of those admitted are active, said these actions “A clear attempt to undermine the democratic process and unity“of the opposition, ahead of the July elections.

“The international community and human rights defenders must condemn these actions and monitor the situation in Venezuela,” the group added.

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(with information from EFE)

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